Carrot River Mennonite Church (Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Canada)
|Carrot River Mennonite Church in 1999
Photo by Victor Wiebe
The Carrot River area of Saskatchewan was settled by Russian Mennonite immigrants in the 1920s. They formed a congregation there and joined the Conference of Mennonites in Canada in 1929. The following year they joined the Hoffnungsfelder Gemeinde. In 1931 there were 52 members in this congregation which was a part of the multi-congregation Gemeinde. The congregation grew steadily until 1959 when the membership reached 107. In 1960 they decided to leave the Hoffnungsfelder Gemeinde and become an independent congregation, named Grace Mennonite Church. Then in 1962 they changed their name again to Carrot River Mennonite Church
The first building was occupied in 1928, with a subsequent building program in 1960. Benjamin Ewert is considered the founding leader of the group. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
The congregation has been affiliated with the Conference of Mennonites in Saskatchewan (1929-present), the Conference of Mennonites in Canada/Mennonite Church Canada (1934-present) and the General Conference Mennonite Church (1953-1999). In 2009 the pastor was Ben Pauls.
Canadian Mennonite (23 September 1955): 7; (29 April 1960): 1.
Address: Box 567, Carrot River, SK S0E 0L0; located at 2702 Poplar Avenue, Carrot River, SK
Carrot River Mennonite Church Pastors
|John H. Wiebe
|John F. Wiebe
|Philip A. Gunther
|Ed Cornelson (Interim)
Carrot River Mennonite Church Membership
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